Racial Trauma: The Path to Healing

Saturday 30 October 2021

This event is open to ALL counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, and mental health practitioners, including researchers, students/trainees and other professionals with an interest in racial trauma.


Includes a recording of the event with on-demand access for 6 months (14-21 days post the event)

Community Trauma Conference UK is a new not-for-profit organisation focussing specifically on trauma and healing within Black, Asian and Minoritised Communities.

For our launch event we are excited to bring together some of the leading voices in the field of mental health and racial trauma.

We will also be giving space to two newly qualified practitioners who will be presenting their much-needed research exploring racial trauma through different lens and contexts.

We are also honoured to announce that our keynote speaker for the event is David Weaver, President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Online Conference Programme

10:00 – 10:10 – Welcome Address, Helen George, Founder of Community Trauma Conference UK and introduction to co-host, Leoni Cachia.

10:10 – 10:45 – Keynote speaker – David Weaver, President of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. ‘A New Terrain’

10:45 – 11:45 – Speaker – Rima Sidhpara, Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor & Director. ‘Our Stories Matter: Healing Racial Trauma Through Sharing our Untold Stories’

11:45 – 12:00 – Break

12:00 – 13:00 – Speaker – Eugene Ellis, Integrative Arts Therapist & Founder of the Black, African & Asian Therapist Network (BAATN). ‘Being vs Doing: Becoming Race Construct Aware’

13:00 – 13:45 – Lunch

13:45 – 14:45 – Research Presentation 1 – Speaker – Claire Beerjaraz, Creative Children’s Psychological Therapist. ‘Community Healing from Racial Trauma: What the Research Says’

13:45 – 14:45 – Research Presentation 2 – Speaker – Sade King, Trainee Clinical Psychologist. ‘Navigating Racial Trauma as New Territory in the NHS: A Qualitative Study’

14:45 – 15:00 – Break

15:00 – 16:00 – Speaker – Dr Isha McKenzie-Mavinga, Psychotherapist, Lecturer & Writer. ‘Internalised Racism an Ongoing Trauma: In Conversation with Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga’

16:00 – 16:15- Break

16:15 – 17:00 – Live Panel Discussion

17:00 – 17:15 – Closing Thoughts

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